FAITH CAPSULE: Get to know the truth of God, but not know about the truth.
Knowing the truth of God is the expectation of true believers before God.
Knowing the truth of God is having faith.
Knowing the truth of God shall make one be free from carrying the mark of wicked ones before God. Wicked ones cannot hide from God as Bible records, “Then the Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.” (Genesis 6:5)
Wicked ones have the word of truth in their mouth but not in the heart. Jeremiah 12:1-2, “Righteous are You, O Lord when I plead with You; Yet let me talk with You about Your judgments. Why does the way of the wicked prosper? Why are those happy who deal so treacherously? You have planted them, yes, they have taken root; They grow, yes, they bear fruit. You are near in their mouth But far from their mind.”
Truly faithful is what we need to live in life to please God by not having heart continually occupied with evil.
What is your heart before God?
It is how you carry the word of God in your heart, but not in your mouth that will testify about your faithfulness.
Seek God diligently, have faith which is the evidence of knowing the truth of God.
The Bible described faith, “…the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. For by it the elders obtained a good testimony. By faith, we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible.” (Hebrews 11:1-3)
In this description of faith, it is clear that two things will happen in the life of the truthful believer: Obtaining good testimony; Understanding the word.
Obtaining good testimony:
Good testimony is God’s testimony. When good testimony is obtained, it settles forever. For example, Abraham obtained God testimony when he waited for the city which has foundations, whose builder and maker is God. (Hebrews 11:8-10)
Sarah: By faith, she obtained good testimony where there is no evidence of her expectation.
Bible recorded for Sarah, “By faith, Sarah herself also received strength to conceive seed, and she bore a child when she was past the age because she judged Him faithful who had promised.” (Hebrews 11:11)
Just like Abraham and Sarah, faithful men such as Noah, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Moses were able to obey God and obtained good testimonies.
Understanding the word: Understanding the word of God will cause a man to stand as a believer in this wicked world. Understanding is the key to apply knowledge. For any who clearly understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, there should never be a faith failure. Having understanding is to know that the word of God which framed the world is more than enough for one to obey, dwell and wait on word of God in engaging and overcoming the challenges of life as one who is in command.
Get to know the truth to live life for the glory of God.
Prayer for today: Ask God to make you give self to His word that is true.